Laurie Wallmark

About Me

Laurie Wallmark

My latest #WomenInSTEM picture book biography, CODE BREAKER, SPY HUNTER: HOW ELIZABETH FRIEDMAN CHANGED THE COURSE OF TWO WORLD WARS (Abrams, 2021) is available for pre-order now. came out in March 2020. My previous titles were NUMBERS IN MOTION: SOPHIE KOWALEVSKI, QUEEN OF MATHEMATICIAN (Creston Books), HEDY LAMARR'S DOUBLE LIFE (Sterling Children's Books, 2019), GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE (Sterling Children's Books, 2017), and ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE (Creston Books, 2015).

My books have earned multiple starred trade reviews, been chosen as Junior Library Guild Selections, and received awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book, Cook Prize Honor, AAAS/Subaru Prize Longlist, and Parents' Choice Gold Medal.

I speak at many educator conferences such as NCTE, NSTA, TLA, ISTE, NJASL and was a keynote speaker for a NJ SCBWI annual conference. I enjoy doing school visits and sharing my love of reading and STEM with children.

I have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and am co-chair of the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature. I live in Ringoes NJ with my husband. My two grown daughters (software engineers!) live in the Boston area.

I am represented by Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin of the Liza Royce Agency. You can find me online at and @lauriewallmark.

Why I write books about #WomenInSTEM

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